EdD EL Dissertation Rubric by hyq46512


									                                      College of Education and
EdD EL Dissertation Rubric            Human Development                   Student #
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Program Learning Outcome              1- Unacceptable                     2-Emerging                    3-Proficient                4-Exemplary
                                      The dissertation does not           The dissertation               The dissertation           The dissertation
                                      demonstrate adequate design, a      demonstrates marginal         demonstrates                demonstrates exemplary
                                      theoretical framework, and          design, a theoretical         appropriate design, a       design, a theoretical
                                      application and defense of          framework, and                theoretical framework,      framework, and
                                      appropriate research                application and defense of    and application and         application and defense
                                      methodology.                        appropriate research          defense of appropriate      of appropriate research
                                                                          methodology.                  research methodology.       methodology.
1. Research and Theory:
                                      The dissertation does not utilize
                                      proper citations pertinent to the   The dissertation utilizes     The dissertation utilizes   The dissertation utilizes
Educational Leaders make
                                      field of study.                     some citations                adequate citations          extensive citations
decisions based on research and
                                                                          incorporating current,        incorporating current,      incorporating current,
supported theory. They use
                                      The dissertation is not             prominent, and scholarly      prominent, and              prominent, and scholarly
prominent research from best
                                      comprehensive in its format,        research resources.           scholarly research          research resources.
practices and other contextual data
                                      does not demonstrate originality                                  resources.
to make recommendations about
                                      in the details, and does not        The dissertation is lacking                               The dissertation is
organizational operations,
                                      contribute to the field of study.   in its format,                The dissertation is         comprehensive in its
curriculum, assessment, and
                                                                          demonstrates originality      satisfactory in its         format, demonstrates
professional development.
                                      .                                   in the details, and           format, demonstrates        originality in the details,
                                                                          indicates a contribution to   originality in the          and indicates a
                                                                          the field of study.           details, and indicates a    contribution to the field
                                                                                                        contribution to the field   of study.
                                                                                                        of study.
                                                                                                      The dissertation
                                                                        The dissertation              adequately cites sources    The dissertation fully
                                                                        marginally cites sources      in correct APA style. It    cites sources in correct
                                    The dissertation does not cite      in correct APA style. It is   is mostly clear, concise,   APA style. It is clear,
                                    sources in correct APA style. It    somewhat clear, concise,      organized, and well         concise, organized, and
                                    is not clear, concise, organized,   organized, and supported      supported in adherence      well supported in
2. Communication and
                                    or supported in adherence with      in adherence with APA         with APA style and the      adherence with APA
Informational Literacy:
                                    APA style and the Argosy            style and the Argosy          Argosy University           style and the Argosy
                                    University Dissertation Guide.      University Dissertation       Dissertation Guide. All     University Dissertation
Educational leaders effectively
                                    Some references are cited           Guide. Most references        references are cited        Guide. All references
communicate a vision of
                                    parenthetically and included in     are cited parenthetically     parenthetically and         are cited parenthetically
educational excellence to the
                                    the reference list. Improper use    and included in the           included in the             and included in the
learning community. They
                                    of direct quotations.               reference list. Improper      reference list. Proper      reference list. Proper
demonstrate multiple literacies
                                                                        use of direct quotations.     use of direct quotations.   use of direct quotations.
(i.e., oral and written
                                    Final oral defense does not
communication, information
                                    address the questions,              Final oral defense            Final oral defense          Final oral defense
technology skills) to effectively
                                    methodology, results,               somewhat addresses the        mostly addresses the        addresses the questions,
support such communication.
                                    conclusion and                      questions, methodology,       questions,                  methodology, results,
                                    recommendations of the study.       results, conclusion and       methodology, results,       conclusion and
                                                                        recommendations of the        conclusion and              recommendations of the
                                                                        study.                        recommendations of the      study.
                                      The student’s responses do not    The dissertation fully       The dissertation          The dissertation fully
                                      address an educational problem    presents relevant research   adequately analyzes an    analyzes an educational
                                      and/or are based on opinion       addressing a broad range     educational problem by    problem by gathering
                                      without support of appropriate    of views on the              gathering and assessing   and assessing relevant
3. Critical Thinking and Problem      research.                         educational topic.           relevant information,     information, diagnosing
Solving:                                                                                             diagnosing the            the underlying causes,
                                                                                                     underlying causes,        considering and
Educational leaders develop                                                                          considering and           evaluating possible
systems that monitor their own                                                                       evaluating possible       alternatives, and
thinking and reflect on past and                                                                     alternatives, and         determining and
present practices in analyzing                                                                       determining and           defending an
complex educational issues and                                                                       defending an              appropriate, well-
evaluating potential solutions.                                                                      appropriate, well-        reasoned solution or
                                                                                                     reasoned solution or      course of action.
                                                                                                     course of action.

                                      The student does not work         The student demonstrates     The student               The student
                                      collaboratively with the          minimal collaboration        demonstrates adequate     demonstrates exemplary
                                      dissertation committee.           with the dissertation        collaboration with the    collaboration with the
4. Collaboration:                                                       committee, including         dissertation committee,   dissertation committee,
                                      The student is not receptive to   infrequent communication     including                 including frequent
Educational leaders promote           diverse opinions of the           and responses to             communication and         communication and
democratic values by respecting       dissertation committee.           feedback.                    responses to feedback.    prompt responses to
the ideas and talents of those with                                                                                            feedback.
whose care they are charged. They                                       The student is minimally     The student is mostly
seek continuous improvement and                                         receptive to diverse         receptive to diverse      The student is fully
use their knowledge and skills to                                       opinions of the              opinions of the           receptive to diverse
collaborate with various                                                dissertation committee.      dissertation committee.   opinions of the
stakeholders and constituencies of                                                                                             dissertation committee.
the educational community.
                                         The student does not                The student minimally      The student mostly         The student fully
5. Leadership:                           demonstrate leadership ability      demonstrates leadership    demonstrates leadership    demonstrates leadership
                                         and skills in directing the         ability and skills in      ability and skills in      ability and skills in
 Educational leaders have an             process to the dissertation’s       directing the process to   directing the process to   directing the process to
evolved leadership style that            completion.                         the dissertation’s         the dissertation’s         the dissertation’s
supports the development of                                                  completion.                completion.                completion.
others, is harmonious with               The dissertation does not
democratic principles and best           explain data collection and         The dissertation           The dissertation mostly    The dissertation fully
educational practices, and focuses       analysis techniques.                minimally explains data    explains data collection   explains data collection
on student achievement as the                                                collection and analysis    and analysis techniques,   and analysis techniques,
ultimate goal of the learning                                                techniques, resulting in   resulting in data-driven   resulting in data-driven
community. They provide                                                      data-driven conclusions    conclusions and            conclusions and
leadership at the institutional,                                             and recommendation.        recommendation.            recommendation.
state, and national levels in various
roles and responsibilities.

                                         The student does not comply                                                               The student fully
                                         with the IRB guidelines                                                                   complies with the IRB
                                         including confidentiality,                                                                guidelines including
                                         integrity, ethical behaviors, and                                                         confidentiality, integrity,
6. Ethics and Principles:                respect for participants.                                                                 ethical behaviors, and
                                                                                                                                   respect for participants.
Educational leaders are bold in
exhibiting and expecting                 The dissertation is not an
accountability in integrity, fairness,   original work of the student as                                                           The dissertation is
and ethical behavior. They               evidenced by plagiarism                                                                   original work of the
demonstrate the ability to combine       detection software.                                                                       student as evidenced by
impartiality, sensitivity, and                                                                                                     plagiarism detection
concern for others in dealing with       The research biases are not                                                               software.
all constituencies.                      disclosed in the methodology
                                         section of the dissertation.                                                              The researcher biases
                                                                                                                                   are disclosed in the
                                                                                                                                   methodology section of
                                                                                                                                   the dissertation.
                                       The dissertation does not       The dissertation presents    The dissertation           The dissertation presents
                                       present relevant research       somewhat relevant            presents mostly relevant   fully relevant research
                                       addressing the educational      research addressing a        research addressing a      addressing a diverse
                                       topic.                          narrow range of views on     diverse range of views     range of views on the
7. Diversity:                                                          the educational topic.       on the educational         educational topic.
Educational leaders appreciate the
value of every individual and are
committed to their success. They
implement educational policies and
instructional practices that reflect
cultural diversity.

8.0 Internship Not Applicable
                                       Student does not demonstrate    Student does not             Student mostly             Student demonstrates
                                       personal and professional       adequately demonstrate       demonstrates personal      personal and
9. Human Growth and                    growth and an expert level of   personal and professional    and professional growth    professional growth and
Development:                           knowledge of the topic at the   growth and an expert         and an expert level of     an expert level of
                                       oral defense.                   level of knowledge of the    knowledge of the topic     knowledge of the topic
Educational leaders consider the                                       topic at the oral defense.   at the oral defense.       at the oral defense.
personal and professional
continuum of development of their
various constituencies and use this
knowledge in all phases of their
work from curriculum planning to
staff development. They deploy
professional development plans
that reflect commitment to lifelong

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